A large number of schools in South Africa lack computer skills training, facilities and technology resources that are essential to function in the digital age. Learners are being left behind without any basic ICT training and they have no way of equipping themselves to move into today’s working world.

Seeds of Africa has conducted a survey within our local community to better understand the barriers and needs related to computer accessibility in previously disadvantaged communities. We have identified a high school called St Ansgars in the Joe Slovo community to be our pilot project. This school is enthusiastic to offer CAT (Computer Applications Technology) as a subject choice for Grade 10 to 12. We have embarked on equipping this school with a fully functional computer room to enable them to empower the learners at the school with ICT skills.

Our vision is to roll this out to many more disadvantaged schools in the near future. Should you wish to partner with us in future projects to empower our youth through the provision of technology resources please contact Sally Viljoen on 011-7963005.

A dream come true for St Ansgars – we couldn’t have done it without the support of the following Benefactors:

NJR Steel JHB North (Pty) Ltd donated steel & supplies to fully secure the computer room with burglar bars, security gates and mesh to secure access through the ceiling.

Iress have donated desks, printers, installation of electrical points to each computer, monthly armed response and have committed to supporting the St Ansgars computer centre with internet access, training and IT support on a monthly basis.

The Chapman children donated funds for the installation of a security system at the school.

A big thank you to you all!